Parmenides

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Parmenides of Elea. (c. 515 BCE – c. 434 BCE). A pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Elea in Magna Graecia. The single known work is a poem often referred to as ‘On Nature'.

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  • His dates are uncertain.
  • Single known work is a poem often referred to as ‘On Nature'. Only fragments of it survive.
  • Reality is one.
  • Change is impossible.
  • Existence is timeless and uniform.
  • Founder of ontology.
  • Senses are faulty and unreliable.
  • Eleatic school of philosophy.
  • Fire is the arche.

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